WNC Wellness review: Coal ash, the flu vaccine, fibromyalgia & cheap healthy food

Tips to help with stress-related back pain from Asheville Pain & Wellness Center:

“So what can you do about stress-related back pain? Learn how to relax muscles through stretching, take ‘stretch’ breaks at work, walk around your building during break or lunch.” [Visit the center’s website for more tips.]

Learn about Fibromyalgia in Hendersonville:

“The Wellness Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church will present a program about fibromyalgia 6 p.m. June 16 in the Fellowship Hall at the corner of 6th Avenue West and Blythe Street.”

Coal ash jeopardizes N.C. residents’ health:

“Coal ash isn’t just dumped; it’s increasingly being recycled into building materials and other uses. But in states like North Carolina, the failure to adequately regulate one so-called ‘beneficial use’ of the toxic-filled waste is putting communities at risk,” an article in the Independent Weekly.

Hagan backs exemptions for small food producers:

“A North Carolina senator has signed on to amendments designed to protect small farmers and food producers from added costs that could come from the government’s new food safety law. [Food Safety Modernization Act],” according to an article in the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Ever heard of the nocebo effect?:

“Those who experience the nocebo effect always assume the worst in terms of their health and that is exactly what they get. They become so convinced that they are going to get something, or that they have some illness, that self-fulfilling prophecy makes sure it happens,” according to a post on the website of the Asheville Pain and Wellness Center.

Asheville Red Cross offers health and safety camp for preteens:

The Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter of the Red Cross will hold its annual Camp Prepared, a week-long health and safety day camp for rising 6th-8th graders, beginning June 14.

Five foods you should eat every day:

Spinach […] Black Beans […] Walnuts […] Oats […] Yogurt,” says msn.com.

50 healthy foods for less than $1 per pound:

These cheap healthy meals prove eating well doesn’t have to cost a fortune. If you are what you eat, then I should weigh-in at under $1 a pound,” says the Daily Green.

The 10 best natural foods for your buck:

Make the most of your grocery budget by stocking up on these versatile natural foods that are good for your health and wallet,” AllYou.com says.

Study links secondhand smoke and mental illness:

Smokers are known to suffer from high rates of depression and other mental health problems, and now a study reports that even people exposed to secondhand smoke are at significantly increased risk — and more likely to be hospitalized for mental illness.

Researchers develop a 10-cent blood-type test:

The test involves putting a drop of blood onto a thin piece of paper that has been specially printed with antibodies; as the blood seeps into different parts of the paper, the blood type is revealed.

NC Health officials say flu vaccine will be ready early:

“’I think as soon as they can get it, as soon as it becomes available, August, September, October — you should go get the vaccine,’ said Dr. David Weber, an epidemiologist and associate director of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.”

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